Monday, June 24, 2013

Here's what I've been working on recently: Techbot

For those that hang out in the IRC room, Techbot is the bot that I've created for the channel to perform administrative actions, provide services for the channel, and be a funny attraction. For the longest of time I have been running Techbot inside of HexChat with a few scripts to make it useful.

What I have been doing for the last few days and beyond is working on porting Techbot to eggdrop, a popular and flexible "platform" if you can call it that. It works TCL, which is a scripting language. The only problem I have with that is I don't script in TCL, so at the same time I'm going through a learning curve.

When finished, Techbot will be fully capable of entertaining the channel, providing the Techman's World news feed, and more. Right now he (although technically it's an "it") has some AI installed that can be fairly entertaining using something called bMotion. If you've ever gotten into eggdrop before bMotion should probably ring a bell.

So sorry, for the lack of posting. I do also want to take this time to remind that Techman's World is currently doing a giveaway, 90 days of premium VPN service provided by Kepard.